The gentleman on the left is Alex Miller. He worked at the lighthouse in the 40’s and 50’s. He took a tour on Saturday, July 9th. He is standing next to a picture of himself hanging in the lighthouse. His picture is in the upper right hand of the photo.
Tour dates for 2016 have been expanded and are as follows:
Every Saturday, June 25th thru September 24th. Tours leave the marina every 20 minutes starting at 9:20 until noon. Extended hours will be available July 9th during our Maritime Festival and will be available until 3:00pm. Knowing that we need to shuttle 6 guests to the Lighthouse every 20 minutes, we do our very best to be timely. Please do the same and arrive 15 minutes prior to your chosen departure time. The last shuttle back to shore leaves the Lighthouse by 1:00 pm.
Robert Kegerreis of CHCP Productions has produced a wonderful video hightlighting the events of our 130 Birthday Celebration and the lighting of our new lens. The short version is shown below. The full length version (16 min.) is available Here. Robert has many other nice lighthouse presentation on his YouTube channel as well. Also visit his website at MichiganTravelogue.com for videos to purchase. Good Stuff! Enjoy!
On Saturday August 15, 2015 we had the the great granddaughter and two great great granddaughters of Loren Trescott take a tour of our lighthouse. The first Lightkeeper at Sand Beach was Captain Loren Trescott who was appointed in 1887. He remained the keeper for 34 years. He has a street named after him and the pier was named after him but was recently changed to the Judge James H. Lincoln Park just last year.
They were thrilled to visit the lighthouse and enjoyed the tour.
Pictured: Mildred Trescott Seidelman, great granddaughter and great great granddaughters, Denise Adelson and Jill Seidelman.